Sleep is unreservedly recognized as the most important contributor to an individual’s health. Experts range in their suggestions as to the amount that should be taken, with a rough consensus recommending that at least one third of a person’s life should be dedicated to this most pleasurable of pastimes. And if they are getting the required amount of shut-eye, they may not be getting the optimum quality.
Sadly, too many people put up with a less than desirable sleeping environment. Poor quality mattresses and bed linens, sound pollution that distracts from the goal at hand and lighting that hinders the effort contribute to restless nights followed by stressful days. Even attempts to count sheep can be an obstacle if the mind becomes active and separates the flock into colors and gender, or indeed the whole flock has passed over the fence before sleep has occurred!
Herbal Tea Before Bed, Sleep With Six Senses
Guests holidaying in places of incredible beauty, with empathic service and exceptional experiences should also have the opportunity to enjoy the best sleep imaginable. And now they can with the launch of the group’s enhanced sleep standard, Sleep With Six Senses.
Working closely with internationally renowned Sleep Doctor Michael J. Breus Ph.D., the rollout has already begun at six of the group’s resorts, with the remainder to be fully implemented by mid-2017. All resorts opening in the future will have the program in place from day one.
So, what’s so special about sleeping with Six Senses? Well, it starts with an online questionnaire that allows a dedicated Sleep Ambassador to prepare in advance of the guest arrival. The questionnaire allows Six Senses to understand the relationship that a guest has with sleep and based on this information, each sleep ambassador provides their guests with tools and tips on how to improve the quality of sleep.
Sleep Ambassadors are individuals who have excelled in a training program created by a passionate group of leaders at Six Senses under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Breus. They fine-tune the guest room prior to arrival to ensure all preferences are noted and prepare the guest bedroom each evening to ensure optimum sleep conditions. They are also on call each day to assist and provide support to guests.
Fundamental to the guest room setup are items that have been carefully selected and tested over a period of 24 months by a team of Six Senses experts. Handmade mattresses by Naturalmat are made from 100 percent natural materials sourced from sustainable resources and are fully biodegradable. They are complemented by Hanse organic pillows and duvets which feature natural breathing and cooling zones to ensure the perfect temperature during sleep. High quality organic cotton sheets are made by Beaumont & Brown, and toweling and bathrobes are from Madison Collection.
Sleep With Six Senses New Bedding Standard at Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Building upon these quality basics, guests who wish to learn more about improving their quality of sleep can upgrade their sleep experience. The package includes a Sleep Bag, Valley Forge moisture-wicking linens and a Withings Aura Sleep Tracker/App. The results from the sleep app will be reviewed with a Six Senses Integrated Wellness Practitioner during a 30-minute personal consultation. Based on the results, the wellness practitioner may recommend a personalized program of spa treatments and activities to help improve sleep.
The Sleep Bag contains a selection of specially developed and sourced sleep aids including bamboo fiber pajamas, eye mask, ear plugs, nose strips, nasal neti pot and jasmine sleep spritzer. There is the choice of a bathroom amenity from The Organic Pharmacy and the Six Senses Little Book of Wellness which includes a worry journal section to jot down thoughts that may keep guests up at night. The bag also includes a thumb drive loaded with Six Senses videos providing a wealth of sleep suggestions and professional guidance for better sleep featuring Dr. Breus.
In advance of departure each guest is provided with sleep tips and details on how to purchase any of the products they used during their stay to prolong their quest for a good night’s rest when home.